Is this one of the best 80s songs?

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Is this one of the best 80s songs?
« on: 15/06/2009 23:38:46 »
This song is ridiculously addictive. It keeps going around in my head. This live version is a masterpiece:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO_XEqRQYNM&feature=related

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« Reply #1 on: 15/06/2009 23:43:17 »
Yes, Yes is one of the best bands that for sure.

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« Reply #2 on: 16/06/2009 00:01:26 »
I was going to say that no good music came out of the 80s (or 90s) then I looked at the clip. I saw Yes umpteen times in the 70s and was listening to them earlier tonight.

I found this youtube clip...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Kcs4Xmb8k...which seems to be well watched. They have aged a bit.
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« Reply #4 on: 16/06/2009 00:34:27 »
That's one of my favs as well. Where did steve howe switch guitars?
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« Reply #5 on: 16/06/2009 01:03:53 »
I'm sure he keeps a spare in his pocket !!
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« Reply #6 on: 16/06/2009 05:02:27 »
My favourite....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPiD9RCbVU&feature=related

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« Reply #7 on: 16/06/2009 08:45:16 »
Yes, they've definitely aged, but then so have I!

Of them all I think that Jon Anderson looks the best; Chris Squire really let himself go in the late 80s early 90s and became terribly fat and bloated. He's still an amazing bass player though. Of them all though, Steve Howe is definitely the one with the most to gain from some cosmetic interventions! He looks terrible these days. I saw a clip of him recently and he just looks like he's falling apart! His teeth have really gone to pot. He should fix them up and he'd look a million times better. Thankfully his guitar playing remains incredible.

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« Reply #8 on: 16/06/2009 08:55:24 »
This song, composed originally with Vangelis, remains one of my all-time favourites. It still gives me goose pimples today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakG-I9-hnk&feature=related
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« Reply #9 on: 16/06/2009 09:25:49 »
My favourite....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPiD9RCbVU&feature=related

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« Reply #10 on: 16/06/2009 09:32:24 »
This song, composed originally with Vangelis, remains one of my all-time favourites. It still gives me goose pimples today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakG-I9-hnk&feature=related


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« Reply #11 on: 16/06/2009 09:33:51 »
This song, composed originally with Vangelis, remains one of my all-time favourites. It still gives me goose pimples today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zakG-I9-hnk&feature=related


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« Reply #12 on: 16/06/2009 09:39:26 »
Yes, they've definitely aged, but then so have I!

Of them all I think that Jon Anderson looks the best; Chris Squire really let himself go in the late 80s early 90s and became terribly fat and bloated. He's still an amazing bass player though. Of them all though, Steve Howe is definitely the one with the most to gain from some cosmetic interventions! He looks terrible these days. I saw a clip of him recently and he just looks like he's falling apart! His teeth have really gone to pot. He should fix them up and he'd look a million times better. Thankfully his guitar playing remains incredible.

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« Reply #13 on: 16/06/2009 09:47:02 »
My favourite....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPiD9RCbVU&feature=related

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« Reply #14 on: 16/06/2009 19:49:51 »
A fine band with some great stuff but can anyone tell me what this actually means? (I've know it by heart for years, it was on the album I got for my 18th from my schoolmates. It's about a foot in diameter, black plastic with grooves in each side; is this a record?)

Talk the simple smile
Such platonic eye,
how they drown in incomplete capacity
Strangest of them all
When the feeling calls,
how we drown in stylistic audacity
Charge the common ground

Round and round and round we living in gravity
Shake, we shake so hard
How we laugh so loud
When we reach we believe in eternity
I believe in eternity


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« Reply #15 on: 16/06/2009 20:06:34 »
I think some of the best songs have meaningless lyrics,

Though, i imagine at the time, when they were being written they probably made perfect sense !....state of mind helps !!
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« Reply #16 on: 16/06/2009 22:25:28 »
Did you see the Mika interview in the observer music mag. He is truely the next Freddie Mercury. He is a flawed genius and his lyrics come from his life story and make perfect sense to him. I think bizarre lyrics mean people make their own sense of them and are inspired themselves. Some of my plays are influenced in this way.
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« Reply #17 on: 16/06/2009 22:30:25 »
Here is Steve Howe before glasses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgmYNi5Nnsk

I remember this when it was on the telly. You have to admire him standing there, one man, one guitar.

I think prog rock was well known for strange lyrics.
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« Reply #18 on: 16/06/2009 23:24:48 »
Jon Anderson said at a concert in 2001, just as they were about to play Starship Trooper, "a journalist came up to me in Finland. She said, "Jon, I listened to your songs all through the 70s and I never understood one word!", to which Anderson replied 'neither did I!'"

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« Reply #19 on: 16/06/2009 23:28:35 »
This is what I meant about Steve Howe looking a bit "rugged" these days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4peuR12hK-s&feature=fvw

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« Reply #20 on: 16/06/2009 23:36:54 »
Blimey!
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« Reply #21 on: 17/06/2009 00:20:24 »
This is what I meant about Steve Howe looking a bit "rugged" these days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4peuR12hK-s&feature=fvw

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« Reply #22 on: 17/06/2009 20:03:57 »
Not as far as I know.

I don't intend to go unless Anderson's in it because, for me, he makes Yes what they are. If it's anyone else you might as well forego the 40 ticket charge and go see a cheaper tribute act (which is where, ironically, the current line up found Anderson's replacement (on YouTube) when he was taken ill last summer).
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